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and use tax laws and for other purposes. mr. reid: mr. president, i would object to any further proceedings in regard to this bill. the presiding officer: objection having been heard, the bill will be placed on the calendar. mr. reid: mr. president, today this august body will honor the memory of 20 first-grade children, little babies who were gunned down, most of them shot multiple times. we will also honor the teachers and administrators who were killed that day in newtown, connecticut. but we're also going to honor with this legislation tens of thousands of others who were killed by guns each year here in america. we're going to do that by voting on a number of measures to strengthen the laws to prevent gun violence in this nation. mr. president, the families of innocents killed in newtown, aurora, in carson city, blacksburg, in oak creek and columbine really deserve these votes. where do i stand on these democratic proposals? this afternoon the senate will vote on a compromised background check proposal crafted by senators manchin, toomey, kirk and schumer, all experienced l
a suspicious substance in it, we are told, wolf, by a law enforcement source that there are similarities to the letter sent to senator wicker. what exactly does that mean i've asked my sources, so far, wolf, inconclusive at this point. we do know there were some marks, i guess you could say identifying marks in the wicker letter, a postmark from memphis, tennessee. there was no return sender. we don't know if that nor the message included in the letter to senator wicker if that bears the similarity, but we are being told that there are similarities. so it certainly makes you wonder if it could have been sent from the same person or if they think -- if authorities think it is. we're certainly digging on that at this point. you can see in the lower corner of the screen, we're waiting the white house screening. it was scheduled for 11:45 a.m. it's not that unusual for it to run a little later than what it is now. so we do know of course the white house press secretary jay carney will be receiving a lot of questions about these developments. but at this point it's also very much an issue, wo
's the new york times. in the new "new york times, a senior law-enforcement officials said they were looking the connection between pressure cookers, which is how the bombs were used, and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. some reporting from the papers this morning. getting your reaction, day two of your reaction to the bombings in boston. we begin with charles, an independent caller. aller: i'm just calling about fox reporter in boston going around asking people about the situation that happened and what should they do to the people. and he tried to switch over like it was the president's fault, asking do you think the president has done enough? it is the same stuff with them. these people are grieving a loss and they are trying to say it's the president's fault. i don't understand fox news. are a bunch of haters. we are trying to bring the country together. i just don't get them. they gave busgh a pass, running this country into the ground. it is a shame how they act all the time. --t: on our facebook page facebook.com/c-span. william, republican caller from tennessee. caller: good mornin
suspects either being identified or being in custody is because these photos began circulating among law enforcement and there was confusion about whether or not there had been arrest but about the fact that there have been suspects or persons of interest who have been identified or at least isolated by law enforcement. >> bill: so you have seen the photos, rick, and based on the imknowledges you saw, how clear are the faces on these photos? >> they are pretty clear. there are multiple angles and you can definitely see their faces. and i hope and i believe that law enforcement using those photos can positively identify the men and whether or not they're the men who are actually responsible remains to be seen. >> quickly, rick, we have also learned earlier tod that investigators found more possible parts from the bomb. what's different today than from last night on that? >> well, you know, we know that these crime scene technicians have been on scene on boilston street for days now, collecting evidence, including apparently the lid from a pressure cooker that blew up on to one of the roof
. it all goes back to "usa today" report citing anonymous law enforcement source but if the information hashings out it is certainly significant, the fact he is able to communicate with investigators by writing. he can't speak because as you mentioned there is a gunshot wound either to the neck or jaw or both but he is able to write according to this report and the answers providing to questions are described as substantive. what know from the information the answers he is providing indicates there is not a larger network. there is not a second wave planned or a wave people should be fearful of connected to him. again the information, the sourcing on the information just doesn't give me a whole lot of confidence, jenna. jenna: we'll take that interest consideration, mike as you've been on the ground there for the past several days. we see the flowers behind you and tell us where you are and when will the area around the blast site be reopened to the public? >> reporter: this is copley scare and you see another makeshift emmoral. so sadly these at that are common building up behind us. t
penalty, he should face the death penalty under federal law. >> this is just kind of case that it should be applied to. in fact, the only other time it has been used since '94 is on timothy mcbay. given the facts i have seen, it would be appropriate to use the death penalty in this case and i would hope they would apply it in federal court. >> reporter: there is growing evidence today that his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev had become incredibly radical. this video of a radical jihadist was posted and then removed from his personal youtube channel. he created it in august shortly after an extended visit to russia. there are increasing questions about how the fbi handled its investigation of tamerlan tsarnaev. they did not follow up after that trip to russia last year. the very latest on the investigation from our crime and justice correspondent, mr. joe johns. joe joins us from washington. joe, no charges today for sure. does it have anything to do with the fact that they haven't been able to talk to him. >> that's an interesting question. you are right. it could be soon for the charges. it
stymied investigators and caused a lot of fear in the law community. >>> we'll begin in texas with search and rescue teams. they are combing through the debris in an incident at the west fertilizer plant. and i did say search and rescue, as the plant continues to smolder this afternoon, authorities are not ready to give up on finding survivors trapped in the rubble from the blast. it could be felt 50 miles away. we don't know yet how many people are missing, but they do include several members of the area's all-volunteer fire department. scores of people were injured in the blast. there's a heavy police presence, of course, in neighborhoods damaged by the blast. only search and rescue teams are being allowed in. there's been one isolated report of looting and many, many reports of neighbors helping neighbor. this all started when the fire broke out in the fertilizer plant in the tiny north central texas town of west, population 2,600. last evening, right as people wrapped up dinner. some drove closer to the plant to watch, that's when it exploded. >> you okay? >> i can't hear. i can't hea
and brother in law were the accused bomber the same way all americans did on tv. her lawyer claims she suspected nothing this as they ask another question was tamerlan tsarnaev involved in a 2009 triple murder. molly, we also hear that there is good news today about the victim. >> good morning, heather. two in critical condition. doctors are telling us everyone now in the hospital are expect to do survive. there were 14 patients that lost lefshs. boston medical center say many are up and walking and they are preparing for a massive exodus as they call it to rehab. many recoveries underway. investigators are looking to speak with suspect number one's wife tamerlan tsarnaev was married to katherine russell tsarnaev. they met in college in 2010 and sometime around that time converted to islam. investigators would like to speak with her. they referred to the bombing she knew nothing about it at any time. there is no word on if or when she will speak with investigators. they are looking at a pizza cbi link to a murder, a triple murder. three men in their 20s were discovered with their throa
a few officials, one with law enforcement, couple with intelligence, and what we do know is that, of course, this is good news, right? they actually thwarted this plot. we know that it targeted a train route between the united states and canada. one law enforcement official pointed me towards a line that runs between new york city and toronto. it runs actually from buffalo, new york. i'm told that the plan was to detonate explosives in canada. and derail -- and derail the train. and my law enforcement source said there had been some reports that they wanted to wage a spectacular attack, blow up a bridge. he said no. he said what they were doing was to target the train on the tressels, and actually what they wanted to do was derail the train and cause maximum injury to the people on it. >> so two quick follow-ups with you, gloria. first, whether we look at u.s. response here of what happened in boston, canada, an example of it working well, right? coordinated investigation, caught the plot early, and they have been watching it for over a year, haddize izeyes on the si, right? >>
-qaeda. any indication from your law enforcement sources that they have any suspicions at this point? >> what i hear at this point in time is they can't rule anything out. it's way too early in the game. they have to look at this device, they have to look at how it is built, they have to look at how devices over in the middle east were built and have been utilized. and pressure cooker bombs have been used in the middle east,@% especially pakistan. they know that. but they also, as i said, it's a very common bomb, if you will. so they have to look at everything. as one person said to me, what was the message of the bomber? what were they trying to say? it's very hard to rule out for anybody at this point in time, the date. it was tax day, it was four or five days before the anniversary of waco. it was patriots day in boston and this was a celebration that was honoring the newtown victims. there's a lot of american, if you will, symbolism around all the elements of the bombing that all the investigators are looking at right now. they start with the forensics, they start with the components and
or three days while testing continues and law enforcement mess investigates and briefed senators were reminded to warn employees to be very vigilant in handling and processing all mail that comes to offices in the capitol and district offices in their home state. the very first spot for mail is at an offsite facility. that began in 2001 after a couple of senators received letters laced with anthrax. how much of a threat is ricin? ricin is toxic and lethal, but only when injected which is why the department of homeland security considers it category "b," or a lower threat agent as opposed to anthrax, which is much more deadly. >> dana bash reporting. senator wicker has additional security. >>> sports helping boston return to some sense of normalcy and fans in other cities showing their support. let's just say. the red sox in cleveland last night, playing for the first time since the marathon bombings, a moment of silence for victims before the game. this jersey hung in the red sox dugout. boston strong with the city's 617 area code. even the sox' hated rivals had their backs last night
to the bombing in boston. meanwhile, law enforcement officials in massachusetts are combing through more than 2,000 tips, looking through photos like this one, shall shows a bag sitting by a mailbox before the explosion. it is unclear at this point whether or not the bag has any relevance, but appears to be near the center of the explosion. president obama will be in boston tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims. for the loved once of those killed and maimed in the explosion, there is only confusion and many unanswered questions. joining me today here in new york city, nbc news capitol hill correspondent luke russert, and misterrorism expert michael leiter, and bob herbert, a distinguished senior fellow at dimos. >>> let's go to kristin welker for more. >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. here's what we know at this hour. this letter was received yesterday at an off-site mail facility. i want to emphasize that. it did not get close to the white house. it's typical for letters sent to this facility to undergo a screening. during that process, it was discovered that a letter address
at advaircopd.com. bill: breaking news now on the fox news channel. fox news reporting now a second law enforcement official saying that the fbi is in fact talking about whether or not to release images from video of one or possibly two suspects in the boston bombings. at the moment this is what we can report. there is a vocal contingency within the fbi discussing, sometimes debating or even possibly arguing against releasing such photos, because as the official puts it, there is still a lot of groundwork done, quote, under the radar. continuing with the report, officials say in one video you can quote, pretty clearly see the man's face and it is rather compelling stuff. we're getting that information with us here in boston this morning. there is no briefing scheduled. it was on yesterday. it was off. it was on again. it was off again. late last night boston police tweeted on their twitter feed there would be a statement from the fbi at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. ten minutes later, the boston police department said, that statement has now been canceled. clearly there is internal debate. ji
. the death toll still estimated at 5 to 15. >> one of the missing persons was a firefighter/law enforcement officer. i can tell you that individual has been found. he is in a hospital and he has some pretty serious injuries. i don't know the status whether it's critical, serious or whatever. but i was told he is in the hospital. has pretty serious injuries. there are still firefighters missing. >> police say there has been massive out pours from governor's office to feds and other agencies. in the nearby town of abbot we got this video in. 100 cots have been set up to take care of people who will be left homeless and grief counselors to deal with what's happening. >>> we are also now getting reports of lewding happening in the damaged neighborhoods. >> that is a significant concern to us. this is a community that we are going to do our absolute best to protect. and if that means offending folks by not letting them come home right away to keep them safe and neighborhood safe, we'll do that and apologize later. >> you are looking at video that was shot overnight. in terms of new pictures, we
, facing a likely defeat of new gun laws. david grer goir join me now. david, you've been tracking this, kelly has following every in and out of it. echblg joe biden was telling people last night they were two both short. >> even hide camp said she's now not for it. >> it could be just among a small -- the reality is the background checks appear to be going by the wayside as has the magazine back. there are other taemds as a part of this. that would be part of the final package. make no mistakes they are prepared to come on the blasting on this, to make the point that republicans say what repeatedly is a 90% issue. >> and kell, from what you're hearing on the hill, there's no chance they're not going to proceed to these votes. they're goods to go ahead and force the votes even though they know they can't beat the filibuster? >> that is a question we have raised. every person involved says yes, they're going forward with the votes. they want the opportunity to be on record. one of the strategies that was talked about, but ultimately did not come to pass was the idea of taking at the init
behind us here, that is circulating throughout the law enforcement community. and the public, for that matter as well. that's the latest on the boston bombings. and there is more breaking news here on the fox news channel, i'm bill hemmer and good evening. we will join the roiferl factor in a moment. but, first, fox news confirming police have arrested someone for mailing letters containing the deadly toxin ricin. those letters addressed to president obama and mississippi republican senator roger wicker. we have learned the suspect is a man from tupelo, mississippi, a man with a long history of sending letters to lawmakers in washington. investigators say that early tests on those letters were positive. that mail never came close to the president or the senator for that matter. they set off alarms though in postal screening facilities away from the white house and away from chill. i want to start our coverage this hour now with mike emanuel who is live on capitol hill and there is a lot we can report now that we could not several hours ago. what do we have now. >> that's righ
were bigger than they should have been. photos have been circulated to state and law enforcement agencies, but the pictures are not being released to the public yet because they're worried in so doing they could impede the investigation. it is still unclear whether this was an act of domestic or foreign terrorism, jake. the huge question out there and unanswered at this time. >> the debate going on in law enforcement circles right now about whether or not to release the photographs, to get the help of the public. do you know who these people are? and then there's the risk of course of tipping them off that they know who they are. >> right. >> another story we need to update you on. a mississippi man has now been charged with making threats against president obama and sending threatening letters to him and to a mississippi republican senator wicker. paul kevin curtis was arrested at his home in mississippi for allegedly sending letters to the president and senator wicker. final tests are being carried out right now to determine definitively if those letters are contaminated with t
dead after a dramatic shootout with law enforcement early friday morning. his 19-year-old dzhokhar escaped on foot precipitating a shelter in place order for the entire boston area. but the much sought after armed and dangerous teen was found wounded and incoherent in a boat parked in the backyard of a suburban watertown home. discovered not by the hundreds of armed officers who had been searching for him for hours but by the home's owner, reportedly out for a smoke. with one assailant dead and the other in police custody, the people of watertown and the entire boston area expressed their enormous gratitude and sense of relief with spontaneous cheers and applause on friday night. the crisis is over. now the politics begin and this is where our responsibility in the media shifts. in the heat of the crisis, media take on the job of informational clearinghouse, keeping the public up to date, sharing critical information and get the information out right and fast. granted, those are goals that can contradict at times. now we must step back from the incessant drumbeat of breaking news t
the decision and, of course, i'm not second-guessing anybody. i did talk to a law enforcement officer over the weekend who, first of all, said, you know, it would have been much better for us all if this had been plotted out of a cave in afghanistan instead of, you know, an apartment in cambridge. >> one among us. >> yeah, one among us. but also he was saying not so sure about them shutting down the entire city and the message that that sends. you talk about copycats. the copycat said if i do something particularly heinous, i can hold an entire city hostage. >> one of the purposes of terrorists is to disrupt and forcing a city shut down and the rest, she used that end in addition to killing and injurying that you do. one of the reasons -- i don't want to second-guess the tactical decision to lock down boston. but i don't think this is something that if you will a scaleable or sustainable. >> no, we can't do this. >> imagine these guys hadn't been captured and all that. >> after what happened to the boston marathon in an internationally visible way. we were covering this all morning long. i
in west, that best would come from law enforcement or emergency personnel on the scene there. >> glenn robinson, ceo of hillcrest medical center in waib waco, texas, thank you so much for joining us. please, keep up the work there tonight and we'll speak to you again. really appreciate it. >>> up next on "early start" law enforcement officials saying that they are making significant progress as they search for suspects here in boston to find out who was behind those boston marathon bombings. for his small. can i get the smith contract, please? thank you. that's three new paper shredders. [ boris ] put 'em on my spark card. [ garth ] boris' small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase every day. great businesses deserve unlimited rewards. read back the chicken's testimony, please. "buk, buk, bukka!" [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one and earn unlimited rewards. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase every day. told you i'd get half. what's in your wallet? how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decre
to be the author of one of the only new laws in recent years to expand access to mental health services and reduce the significant stigma of seeking help. this expands access to care in a comfort matter, through telemedicine. it provides a template that can be expanded to those living with mental health issues and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to associate myself with remarks of the legendary john lewis. mr. larson: i also stand in praise of cathy mcmorris rodgers who yesterday came with all the grace and eloquence about the need to bring the country together in the aftermath of what took place up in boston and to bring comfort to families. yesterday in the other body brought little comfort to families, especially families from newtown, connecticut, who traveled there, who had lo
guard law enforcement detachments so in fact we can change operational control to a coast guard commander when we detect a drug smuggler as use that as a coast guard cutter because we have our people embarked on the navy ships. the loss of the ships in the caribbean ultimately will result in more drugs in a are making it through. i know, talking to joint interagency task force south, because we have a good coast guard representation. in fact, its director is a coast guard admiral, right now we are only intercepting about 1/3 of the tracks we are aware of in people smuggling drugs towards central america. last year, we interdicted 107 metric tons. that's 107 metric tons of pure cocaine that didn't make it into south -- into central america to make its way across our borders. by comparison, all the law enforcement agencies in the 48 states only interdicted only 40 metric tons of cocaine. and that's after its broken down as well. so more drugs and we'll have fewer assets that we can redivert to other missions like migrant interdiction and other coast guard activities in those areas
from a boston law enforcement source who says in addition to the pressure cooker, they say it's undeniable, they have a twisted top of a pressure cooker, about 6 liter capacity. they believe it's two identical devices or two similar devices, but i'm also told a partial circuit board recovered in the same area that also has been sent to quantico. and now this all goes off, we go through this after airplane crashes, they try to take every piece they can get, assemble it back together, try to recreate the bomb. they're hoping to find fingerprints, any kind of dna, something from the backpack. and if you can't get personal identification items like that, look for serial numbers, brand names, at least try to figure out where was the pressure cooker, where might the bag have been bought. >> are you getting a sense from your sources about where this investigation? they are still appealing for help in terms of getting more pictures out there. giving out a fair amount of information which is sometimes kind of rare. >> you can tell from the special agent in charge at the news conference
as new york city's mayor during the 2001 world trade center terrorist attacks, a partner at the law firm. good to have you with us. >> best to be with you. lou: first, let's start with the fact that there ruled out the young man who apparently was the person of interest, not a suspect saying that he had nothing to do with it. what does that suggest to you about where they are? >> it is a setback. in the murder investigation, terrorism investigation, the logger it takes to solve the less of a chance you have to solve it. it's just a progression, a formula that is there. so they spend focusing on one person. seems to me they're now back at ground zero try to figure out how to put this all together. so when i heard them ask earlier today for everybody to cooperate photographs, i was hoping that that was a ploy and they already had a photograph from their own surveillance. apparently it out. lou: in nearly every city, obviously more familiar with new york city and boston, closed-circuit television almost everywhere. these cameras. how much surveillance to you expect there is? i have been, fr
analyzed by authorities. it was sent out to law enforcement agency so this everyone can compare notes. there's this picture showing a bag next to the mailbox right where the first bomb went offer. question tonight, was it one of the bombs? the fbi is analyzing it along with fragments of the pressure cooker. there is that and this, breaking news out of washington wac letter to a u.s. senator testing positive both in the field and now in the lab for the deadly poison ricin. dana bash is working her source on that and will join us. we have learned more about those who lost their lives and the wounded, and the loers who rose up to help others. we don't know about the third fatality, she was a chinese national, a graduate student at boston university not for farr from here, her name is being witt held at the request of her family and krisle camp eltame yesterday to watch her friend cross the finish line. she worked 16 hour days but was never too tired to share her love and a smile. she was just 29 years old. martin richard was 8 years old. his mother and sister -- the sign says no more hur
public briefing we have seen in two days. law enforcement telling fox news the fbi is talking about whether or not to release images from the scene showing one or two or possibly more than two people -- they say they'd like to talk to about the bombing. the feds have not yet named any official suspects. there's a source saying investigators are examining new lead from social media, collecting more than 30,000 messages sent within a one-mile radius of the crime scene the days before and after the twin bombings. on capitol hill it's been busy. homeland security secretary janet napolitano confirming the fbi still needs and encourages happen from -- help from the public. >> there's video that raises the question of those the fbi would like to speak with. i wouldn't characterize them as suspects. this is not an ncif episode. times you have to take time to properly put the chain together to identify the perpetrators. >> that was a long hearing on the will. katherine harris watched a lot of it live. good afternoon. what else are we hearing from officials on the hill? >> the fbi says they b
the community, boston is waking up breathing a little easier. for law enforcement the work isn't done. >> the families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. the wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and li again deserve answers. >> reporter: and speaking of that there is new information right now from a department of justice official saying that federal prosecutors are at the hospital right now. they are working on charges and apparently they have been here since last night. also want to point out that many people still remembering of course the victims today. there are more than 50 of them from the boston marathon bombings that remain in the hospital right now. three of them are in critical condition. >> live for us in boston. thank you for that. >>> a bay area law man may have played a role in the capture of the suspect. some of the swat tactics came from a training program developed by the sheriff of alameda. coming up how law enforcement may have indirectly helped police track down the accused killer. >>> runners showing their support for boston
the audience. please wait until you get a microphone before u.s. to because of laws we will pick you up on camera. u.s. a question? down here in front. you have to wait for the microphone. and copley's to do as a favor. not accusing you, don't make a speech. as the question. >> my question is whether their is a real parallel between the argument for abolishing slavery and the argument for abolishing war. >> sounds like that's yours. >> the question is, is there real parallel? i don't know. the point that i was trying to make was i think every generation does seven things and italy. we do things that make us more -- morally queasy, but we think we have to do them. i would say that for our generation as for pretty much every generation before us, war is one of those things. again, ask for a show of hands. how many people think the war is a good thing and have many people think that war should never be used as a policy? >> we are then obviously all conflicted. i think if you look back on previous generations, to think that we can't morally understand how honest, sincere people could believ
is still trying to establish a clear motive behind last monday's marathon bombing. law enforcement says that it appears dzhokhar and his older brother tamerlan was by i ideology. chilling new details in a ten-page fbi affidavit. a few minutes after the surveillance video captured the brothers at the marathon they split up according to court documents. tarrer lan heads to the finish line as his younger brother blends in with the crowd. dzhokhar places his backpack on the ground. at 2:50 the first bomb explodes. according to the affidavit, virtually every head turns, stares in that direction in apparent bewilderment and alarm, dzhokhar appears calm walk as way without his backpack seconds later, it detonates in the exact spot where he was landing. during thursday's getaway, one of the brothers bragged, did you hear about the boston explosion? i did that. and dzhokhar's roomdartmouth, key evidence. a black jacket andhat. matching the clothing he was wearing at the scene. law enforcement sources say there are clear signs that tamerlan, the older brother, had become incr
happened, norah, law enforcement downloaded that from the internet, does anybody know these people? it's not -- i'm suggesting it's not certain at all that is the same individual that the fbi is looking at from the security cameras they have downloaded. >> john miller, thank you. >>> another terror scare may be over. mississippi man is under arrest, accused of trying to send ricin to president obama and senator wicker. paul kevin occcurt >>> the weather looks nice in the bay area today. as we look live toward the tallest skyscraper in san francisco, the transamerica pyramid, and plenty of blue out there. the numbers start out chilly with 41 in santa rosa, 43 at livermore and 47 in san jose. we warm up from there to 77 in san jose and 69 in the city. and the extended forecast look at what happens. the numbers warm into the mid- 80s by early next week. looks like a good beach weekend, as well. enjoy it. happened in texas to the oklahoma bombing. we'll show you the possible toxic health risk. >>> gun control is blocked in the u.s. senate and the president is furious. >> this was a pretty
or ideas the united states. connell: i asked about the role of companies, but what about law enforcement? say, for example, in the video referenced, just one example, but producers find a how-to video yesterday; right? it's gone today. what is law enforcement doing? monitoring videos and help to be out there, law enforcement get them clues about what people watch and are doing? >> may well be. first of all, we have a generalceps of what's out there to be consumed. more specifically, i expect intelligence agencies have the capacity to know who is hitting which sites and when, and that could be valuable in terms of trying to solve the mystery of who done it. dagen: in terms of these more crude devices, as an example of this, what we've seen from the pressure cooker bomb in boston, is it easier than, though, to track down the possibly -- potential suspects? do you have more evidence because these are not as sophisticated devices? >> well, yes and no. the less sophisticated the device, the more likely it could have been brought off by hymn. if there's any indication by himself, it's harder f
by the f.b.i. i want to thank law officials for their hard work and diligence in keeping those of us who work in the capitol complex safe. as for the u.s. postal service, they say their primary concern is keeping their employees safe, their customers safe and keeping the u.s. mail safe as well. >>gretchen: let's do some other headlines. a thrift store worker hospitalized after an explosion in his face. the georgia man suffered minor burns and immediately people started thinking of the boston attack. >> given yesterday's event, we're going to be extra cautious. that's why you see the response you're seeing here today. >>gretchen: however officials do say that incident was isolated. >>brian: american airlines says they'll be back to near normal operations today. a major computer meltdown forced the airline to cancel nearly 1,000 flights and delay over 1,000 more. american says their reservation system was down for hours. thousands of passengers were left stranded in airports around the country certainlying for information. -- searching for information. >> after we were there for an hour or
. >> i would like to recognize the postal and law enforcement officials for their excellent work in detecting and preventing this threat before it even reached the capitol. they proved the proactive measures we put in place do in fact work. >> reporter: and this fbi operations bulletin we have excuse i havely obtained that all exposed individuals are asymptomic which means they're not sick. that is good news because ricin poison can be deadly and there is no antidote for it. jon? jon: any idea who sent the letter? >> reporter: this bulletin says the fbi is following up on multiple leads about potential senders but their investigation continues. last night we herd democratic senator claire mccaskill from missouri say, her understanding was that investigators were zeroing in on someone who is known to send in the past lawmakers a lot of letters. sources have told us that authorities have a general idea where this person might be. we don't know their identity. we know now two letters, jon, one sent to senator wicker, one sent to president obama. now we're awaiting a final tests from
and therefore the younger brother is going to be able to relay that to law enforcement or are they going to continue these sort of dark patches where we have questions that will never be answered. >> last about the latest incident. two men in canada that apparently wanted to derail a train from canada probably headed to the u.s. they are identified as having support from al qaeda in iran. >> right. >> a lot of threads here. do they make sense to you? >> they don't make sense to me. that doesn't mean they aren't true. but as we've learned this week. as we've learned in the past, we should always be cautious about the early reports. one thing the canadian mounted police said there is no state sponsor. even if there is an al qaeda link it's not iran supporting attack. and it makes no sense what iran is doing. we're in negotiations. they're about to have a presidential campaign. this is not the way iran tens to operate. of course al qaeda and injury. she vows to dance again and run in the boston marathon. this is what she had to say to cnn's anderson cooper. >> i landed and was -- sort of cl
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to rescue her sister-in-law. here's what she saw when she got there. >> i could see windows blown out. a lot of debris inside the rest home. everybody there was helping move the residents across the street to the parking lot. wheelchairs were being pushed down the street. we were carrying them. first responders were all there in their trucks, their vehicles. anybody in the area was there to move residents to the football field. >> your sister-in-law, had she gotten out of the nursing home before the ceiling collapsed? >> she said the ceiling collapsed on her, and when she got to the hospital and they removed her, the covers, she was covered with broken glass. she's totally disabled, couldn't get out at all. the staff got her out. by the time i got to the rest home i couldn't find her. i was going up and down the street trying to find her. >> i can't imagine you've ever seen anything like this before. >> no, no, you can imagine whole streets, the houses have been destroyed. when i left my sister's house heading to the rest home there was a family at the street that had nowhere to go. i gave t
. this couple's personal grudge may to be blame for a series of small town killings that put law enforcement on a nationwide high alert. we haven't been updating this case of the texas prosecutors who have been killed because we have been so focused on everything that's happening there have been major divoms. we will bring them to you. as our nation mourns the despicable attacks on the boston marathon, we are seeing a growing surge of prism o. patriotism in this country. turned their own losses in the wake of the september 11th attacks of a powerful message of strength and hear how they among some others in this country now believe these terrorists messed with the wrong people. >> a little bit earlier in the bobby statute. the name is martin richard. of course martin richard was one of the 8-year-old boy, one of the three who lost his life here on monday. with the spark miles card from capital one, bjorn earns unlimited rewas for his small business take theseags to room 12 please. [ garth ] bjors small busiss earns double miles on every purchase every day. produce delivery. [ bjorn ] just pu
. ♪ >>> details emerge in the boston bombing investigation. we will bring you the latest from law enforcement officials on possible suspects and bomb materials. plus the reaction in the markets. >>> bank of america reporting. first number that the company's giving is 20 cents a share, net income of $2.6 billion. >>> we've got an analyst to break down the results. >> volatility and equities and commodities. we're going to tell you what's driving moves in stocks, currency and gold. the third hour of "squawk box" begins right now. >>> welcome back. welcome back to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i warned you. first in business worldwide. i'm joe kernan along with becky quick and andrew ross sorkin. >> good morning. >> we're looking at the boards. u.s. equity futures down 91 points now. better than they were before. but a little disappointing given that we got back like 160 points of that big selloff that we saw on monday. which was hard to -- before. once boston happened, it made sense. but before that -- >> it started before that. >> commodities going down should be good. but what it means is when y
states capitol police and the fbi. i want to thank our law enforcement firms for our hard work and diligence keeping those of us who work in the capitol complex safe. as you mentioned the postal workers obviously some are concerned. u.s. postal service says the safety of their employees, of their customers and of u.s. mail in general is their top priority right now but none of those senate offices will be getting mail until authorities can figure out what's going on. heather? heather: peter doocy reporting live for us, thank you. bill, all this coming on the heels of the situation going on there in boston and no word and no connection between the two so far. that is important to point out. bill: indeed it is, heather. just standing here on boylston street, we are in boston's back bay which, for the most part it is the center of boston. boston commons off to my left shoulder. a beautiful stunning day here yet again as we saw on yesterday and on monday and the boston police taking their k-9 units through. we'll share you this story in about 30 minutes. these are the bomb-sniffing
to let the law enforcement play out such as it is. >>gretchen: especially what happened yesterday with news media scrambling with impending arrests, arrests have been made, people coming to the courthouse and none of that turned out to be true. the f.b.i. had to cancel their entire series of press conferences they were going to do yesterday because, quite frankly, it is probably interrupting the whole process in which they're trying to solve this crime. we'll continue to keep you abreast of that major story. at the same time we're showing you pictures of what's going on in west texas on the right side of your screen. >>brian: in fairness to how the story came down, there are sources within the investigation talking to news media. then you get two sources. when you get two or three sources telling you about to happen, you check with your editor and then you come forward, they say you shouldn't have done that. well, they should tell you that the investigation -- >>steve: you've got a whole bunch of different agencies working on this case. you've got boston police, department of home
to make it easier for states to use current background check laws. >>> another huge story developing in texas this morning. a major break in the case of three high-profile killings in kaufman county. the wife of a disgraced former justice of the peace is pinning the crimes on her husband. authorities say kim williams knew details about the shootings of a prosecutor and d.a. and his wife but weren't made public and she confessed that her husband eric pulled the trigger. she is charged with capital murder. her husband, eric williams, is in jail on a terroristic threat charge. investigators say an e-mail threatening more attacks was traced back to him. we're expecting more information on this this afternoon. back to you guys in boston. >> all right, thanks so much, christine. >>> ahead on "starting point" we will have more on the breaking news of the morning, this massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of west, texas. many, many people injured. search and rescue operation under way. we'll bring you the latest. stay with us. >>> welcome back to "starting point." i'm john ber
shells but law enforcement officials say it wasn't enough for explosions of the size that occurred in boston. an 8-year-old bombing victim martin richard was buried today after a private funeral mass. his parents issued a statement saying, and i'll read it to you, we laid our son martin to rest and he is now at peace. just minutes ago the sisters of the bombing suspects issued a statement through their attorneys and it reads as follows. i'll read it to you. our heart goes out to the victims of last week's bombing. it saddened us to see so many innocent people hurt after such a calloused act. as a family the statement adds we are absolutely devastated by the sense of loss and sorrow that has caused. we don't have any answers but look forward to a thorough investigation and hope to learn more. we ask the media to respect our privacy during this difficult time. the surviving boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is improving in a local hospital. that comes a day after a federal judge found him to be alert, mentally competent, and lucid at a bedside hearing. cnn's brooke baldwin is
for intelligence, not law enforcement purposes. this is highly controversial and could affect the government's case. but at some point in that interrogation which only lasted a few hours, which apparently consisted of him writing answers because he can't speak due to the injury to his throat. at some point in that interrogation, agents, professional interrogators decided we're not going to get anywhere or we've already learned everything we can learn from him. they also have on their shoulder, breathing down their neck, so to speak, a federal rule of procedure which requires he be charged with something within 48 hours. otherwise they have to let him go. they did charge him with this complaint filed by an f.b.i. agent who basically wrote a ten-page affidavit summarizing the evidence that they have against him. this f.b.i. agent personally viewed the tapes, looked at the evidence, -- >>gretchen: basically he's charged with having a weapon of mass destruction and killing people. but there was so much controversy in the last couple of days about whether or not he should be an enemy combatant. senator
by will you -- must include the contributions of the transgendered? by law. you will have to have pages on transgendered contributions. people who were crossed over sex, or dressed in the other sex. clothing. isn't that absurd? isn't that totalitarian? i thought the purpose of the textbook was to tell the truth, not make groups feel good. but as i point out in the book, leftism is overwhelmingly rooted in feelings. >> host: dennis prager is the author. "still the best hope" is the name of his recent best seller. louis from florida, you're on the air. you're talking with dennis prager. >> caller: i'd like to ask mr. prayinger and his ilk what he just said about truth, why should people believe the bible when that's the biggest novel ever written? who believes the earth is 5,000 years old? how can you follow a book that tells you the world is 5,000 years old and hisclass commentary about the christian schools and the seminary, how does he say something like that and he wants to be honest? i know this man is a right winger, and he wouldn't fifth credit to anybody, but my main question is,
for two or three days while the testing goes on, while law enforcement continues to investigate. so this is something that is very, very important to senators, as you can imagine, and they got a briefing earlier tonight about everything that has gone on. >> we should also point out that mail at the capitol doesn't go directly to congressional ofrsz anymore. >> it doesn't. the first stop for capitol mail right now is for off-site facilities like the one we just showed you. it doesn't come directly to the capitol complex and there is a specific reason for that, exactly what we're seeing tonight, the concern that people will send things that are toxic or poisonous. and that is because of what happened back in 2001. a couple senate offices received letters that were laced with anthrax. senators say tonight that they're happy that this process changed all those years ago, because in this case, the process worked. >> dana, i appreciate the reporting. thank you very much. joining me right now live is former new york city mayor rudy giuliani. mayor, i appreciate you being with us. you obvio
was worried about her husband and clearly had one drink too many but asserted her respect for law enforcement. >> it is kind of surprising to hear her play that card. she was not in her right mind. she said she had one too many. she is trying to the vendor has been. that is what happens when they try to do that with police. >> let's look at weekend box office numbers and times cruises' new sci-fi thriller oblivion wince at the top spot at $38.2 million. in second place, 42 turning an estimated $18 million and running out the top three, though croods with an estimated $9.5 million. here is a view from mt. tam overlooking san francisco. temperatures are already beginning to warm up a bit, it will get hot later on beginning to warm up a bit, itnew nehoney bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. herehe we go. honehoy corncoflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feelfe healthy. new how ney bunches of oats gre. ♪ i -- i got it ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got breakfast
tobacco from 18 to 21. the new law would not prohibit people under 21 from possessing or smoking cigarettes. if passed, the measure would be the strictest limit on tobacco of any u.s. city. awesome. >> you kind of wonder when the mayor is going to pass a law that is going to require each new yorker to read at least 30 minutes of poetry. >> no. this is good. >> that one i would not expect to happen. >> this is what we need. we actually don't even need anybody buying or smoking cigarettes and getting sick from it and getting other people sick too. >> mika, can i point something out? >> sure. >> the matrix awards yesterday. women in communications. mike barnicle's wife introduced by mika brzezinski. >> oh, look at her. mika did a great job. and you know, ann did pretty damn well herself. >> ann was amazing. there's martha stewart. there were impressive women there. but i had the great honor of -- this is funny. i had the great honor of introducing ann. and they asked at one point for last year's matrix winners to stand up and barnicle stood up. >> i was wondering when mike barnicle
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